Trust is an essential ingredient in close relationships. For us to feel safe and willing open up our heart in our romantic relationships we need to feel that our heart is safe with the other person. That they won’t betray our trust. When it comes to our children – trust is important too. We would all like to raise children who we feel are trustworthy. Especially knowing that as teens this trust will be put to the test, whether we feel up to it or not. Continue reading
Have you ever noticed just how easily your children’s or partner’s negative mood can rob you of your own happy state? How easy it is to get sucked into your loved one’s stuff – and before you know it – the joy you were feeling has disappeared.
Many of the parents we meet at ParentingSuccess feel that after school activities take up more time than they would like and is to blame for some of the unwanted behaviours in their children. Continue reading
This is a dreaded question for many of us parents. For two main reasons: Continue reading
Summer is upon us and while It is important to have a rest from school, but we can still combine the holiday with fun activities that will support our child’s learning, independence, help them get ready to go back to school and at the same time have a great time together. Continue reading
Sibling fighting can be one of the most stressful bits of daily life for parents (and others in the family). But when you think back to your own childhood: did you fight with your siblings? Well I for one did and I’m sure we drove our poor parents nuts! But it was almost like it was something we had to do. To find our feet, get it out of our system or simply just because we could and still had unconditioanl love from each other afterwards! Continue reading
I thought I had it all under control until one by one my kids turned into tweens, then teens! Suddenly I did not know them – they started to talk back, have mood swings, need their privacy, respond violently to rules and limits and display some pretty rude behaviour. What had I done wrong? Nothing, I found out! It was normal, just part of growing up. However, just because it is “normal”, it doesn’t mean we have to just accept it and live with it. There ARE positive steps we can take.
How often do get up in the morning feeling stressed, maybe even tired, already without allowing us time to think about how you’d like things to go? We might even start the day with negative thought ‘here we go again another day of rushing, dragging kids out of bed, get them ready and out the door in time’. Without being aware of it we set ‘Negative Intentions’ that might end up being true! Continue reading
5 Ways to Foster Healthy Reading Habits
Do you have to beg your child to sit down and read? Or do you just want to install some healthy reading about that they will benefit from for the rest of their life?
It’s hard to know how to react when your child hates reading, and even harder to figure out how to motivate children to read. Try these 5 simple steps to help foster healthy reading habits in your home: Continue reading